Pier 1 heads to Brighton July 9th, taking over The Arch for one night only. Pier 1 will be bringing in some of the finest DJs from the UK and beyond, each of whom are well school in selecting the best Chicago and Detroit house and techno through becoming veterans on the UK club circuit.
The first of the four guests who will be stepping up to the plate is the one and only Darren Emerson. A former member of Underworld and a fantastic DJ in his own right, Darren has been at the forefront of clubbing culture since it took off in Britain. As well as an accomplished DJ and producer, Emerson’s label Detone is also still going strong, with recent releases from the likes of Saytek, P-Ben and Timid Boy amongst many others.
Next up we have DJ T, the Get Physical head honcho who’s label is one of the strongest under the house music banner. With worldwide dates pinned down all summer long, he is in just as high demand as ever, so we don’t recommend missing an opportunity to see him play. Also joining the line up is Just Be, the moniker of another house music veteran in Bushwacka. As Bushwacka Matthew Benjamin was a key part of the acid house movement and has sinces honed his new Just B alias into something completely his own. With recent performances for Carl Cox in Ibiza and DC10, he is still at the top of his game.
Finally, Defected Records mainstay and local lad Enzo Siffredi will be rounding off the line up in style. With releases on the aforementioned imprint as well as supdub and Keno Records, he has built a strong back catalogue, only strengthened further by his own labels minimal kids and Wired.
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of Nocturnal Artists